Goran Zakaric signed to Partizan only last summer but his goals, assists, professional approach and determination made him one of the fan`s favourite already. He got on a scoresheet in a 3-0 win away to Backa this weekend as well:
– We started the game quite well and it meant a lot to score an early opener. We could have scored more than three goals but most importantly it was a good game from us and this is the path we should take, fixing the mistakes we spotted along the way, says Zakaric.
Nikolic and Ricardo scored too.
– We used to play with two forwards in the past occasionally but it really looked good in Backa and we are all very pleased about it. Things are gradually setting in place. We needed to set things right during winter preps, both physically and tactically, and I think we showed it all during the full length of the game. I`d say we did everything boss asked us to do. During winter preps we didn`t look at our best at times but we were only getting into shape of things back then. Most importantly, we played well and won on Saturday.
After Tosic was subbed, you switched your playing position and scored.
– We switched to formation we play more often, I moved to the left and Nikolic played the ball to me on a counter-attack and I scored our third and final goal. This win is down to teamwork as we really played a good game.
What`s next in store?
– Keep it going this way, fixing bad things down the road and trying to win each new game as a team. That`s the way, getting to the finish line with not too much euphoria involved.